Failed Surgical Procedure Claims
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Failed Surgical Procedure Claims
Undergoing surgery is a difficult time both for the patient and those that love them. It’s usually a last resort, and an experience you want to get through quickly and safely. Which is what makes failed surgical procedure claims all the more difficult. Studies show, in fact, that there are 50 million botched surgeries worldwide each year.
In short, surgical error claims fill up in the legal profession globally, not merely in the UK.
You put your trust in your surgeon and the team providing your care. In essence, you believe:
- that they are medical professionals;
- ergo, they’ll do their duty to ensure you have every chance of making the best recovery possible.
While most operations go precisely as planned, there are occasions where medical negligence leads to surgical failure. Errors can happen during your pre-operative assessment, during the surgery itself, or in your post-operative care. Wherever the fault lies, if you suffer an injury due to negligence cases, you may be able to make a claim.
For a claim for surgical negligence, surgical errors, foreign objects misuse in surgery, and other negligent surgery performance, get legal advice. Plus, the surgical error compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering as a result of the surgery error.
What is Failed Surgical Procedure Negligence?
Surgical procedures can fail even if everything goes forth in the correct manner. However, where it is avoidable then it may be possible to prove negligence did happen. Examples of surgical failure can include:
- Damage caused during surgery;
- Leaving medical objects inside patients;
- Failure to obtain informed consent;
- Operating on the wrong part of the body;
- Failure to identify and treat an infection, and;
- Ultimately, the causation of nerve damage.
Moreover, negligence can apply to cosmetic as well as medical surgery. So don’t walk away thinking that because of your surgery, you can’t – in turn – make a claim due to negligence. Even if it:
- was voluntary, or;
- because you saw a private surgeon instead of on the NHS.
For example, a dancer and model was distraught with the result of her rhinoplasty. In essence, the procedure did not deliver a nose as per the discussion during her consultation. The patient also suffers a diathermy burn which involves scarring. Eventually, she:
- earns compensation for the cost of necessary corrective surgery;
- she also garners money to cover the loss of earnings as a model.
Another patient receives advice that a partial (not full) knee replacement surgery would be sufficient. However, this fails to rectify her knee problems. Later, she continues to suffer from pain and awkward movement, eventually undergoing a full knee replacement.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts work with solicitors who are specialists in handling medical negligence claims. We will investigate and assess your situation. If you choose to proceed, we’ll do all we can to ensure you receive fair compensation for the injuries.
There is a three-year time limit from the point you can cite the surgery as the cause of your injury. Therefore, do not delay in contacting us. Failed surgery claims that receive investigation soon after the incident find resolution faster than those where several years pass.
With failed surgery negligence claims, it really is a case of the sooner, the better.
- If we can gather the evidence early to prove negligence;
- We can more likely get the result you’re looking for.
If you need an assessment from an independent medical practitioner, we have reputable, reliable contacts who can help.
All it takes to start is a simple click from you to contact The Medical Negligence Experts today.
No Win, No Fee Failed Surgical Procedure Claims
Having a foreign item surgically placed in your body is not without risk. However, with skilful insertion and the correct care, there is no reason it should be anything other than a success. Yet whether done for medical or cosmetic reasons, surgical negligence claims are a fact of life. So if you believe you have experienced illness or injury due to surgical negligence, The Medical Negligence Experts can help.
Common Failed Surgical Procedure Claims scenarios
There are several examples where compensation claims have been made successfully for surgical negligence damages.
- For instance, a failure to explain the risks with the surgery, and obtain the consent.
- Additionally, surgeons might use the incorrect type of implant.
- Errors during surgery as well.
- Failure to place the implant in the correct position.
- Finally, any failure to detect and treat a post-surgical infection.
Corrections for some surgical negligence can occur with further surgery, however. Meanwhile, other surgeries leave patients forever carrying a reminder of the neglect they suffer. Compensation payments factor into account aspects, too.
For instance, loss of earnings if your recovery time is longer due to negligence, or you need to take time off work for corrective surgery or treatment. Compensation can also include psychiatric damages. For example, if a failure in cosmetic surgery dramatically alters a person’s looks as a result.
How Can We Help?
The team of solicitors that we work with at The Medical Negligence Experts have extensive experience in representing clients seeking compensation for injury caused by clinical negligence, including failed surgical procedure claims. It is our job, above all, to negotiate and fight on your behalf for the best possible financial outcome.
We understand the devastating impact implant negligence can have on our client’s lives. Moreover, we’ll do all we can to help you minimise the ill-effects of your injury and live to your full potential.
We support our clients by:
- Investigating their situation thoroughly to ascertain whether their claim has a good chance of success. The onus is on the claimant to prove negligent care causes their injury, and it can be painful if it fails.
- Collecting and organising evidence to present a solid case to the responsible care provider that supports your claim for compensation, which can also include putting you in contact with the right independent medical experts for their assessment.
- Negotiating an acceptable amount of compensation based on your circumstances, and what has claimants with similar injuries to yours have received in the past.
- Representing you and supporting you should your claim go to court either due to the responsible party disagreeing with the claim, or refusing to pay fair compensation.
About our Failed Surgical Procedure Claims team
We work with the UK’s top lawyers, but we’re also people with families of our own. Above all, we understand that making a medical negligence claim can be stressful for those unfamiliar with the process. It can be drawn out and complicated, but we will keep you updated – without using excessive legal or medical jargon – so you know what is going on.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today, and ask how we can help you.
Am I eligible?
Did you suffer a physical injury in the last three years due to someone else’s negligence? If so, then the answer is Yes: you would be eligible to make a claim. So make sure you gather as much information as you can before the three-year time limit runs out.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation differs from case to case. Various factors lead to the final figure, such as the extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. Consequently, we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Why should you use us for medical negligence claims expertise?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis. As a result of that, we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. Better still, this service is 100% free for all clients to use.
Above all, our medical negligence solicitors aim to secure the best possible outcome for you. Meanwhile, we provide expert support and knowledge every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Owing to better working relationships, each client receives their own medical negligence lawyer. That is to say, this expert will handle your case from start to finish. The client will receive a direct phone number and email address of the lawyer.